Kutiyattam: le plus vieux théâtre-dansé du monde
NamesSalvini, Milena (Conceptor)Filipuzzi, Roger (Conceptor)Mandapa (Paris, France) (Presenter)Grand Prix International Vidéo Danse (Organizer)
The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1994
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8747Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5062 (former)
TopicsDance -- India -- KeralaRāma (Hindu deity)Kūḍiyāṭṭam
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by le centre Mandapa ; conception, direction, text, and editing, Milena Salvini and Roger Filipuzzi.Creation/production credits: Presented in collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Tourism (Paris and New Delhi) and the Kerala Tourism and Development Corporation (K.T.D.C.) ; artistic assistance and documentation, Sri Vasudevan Nambudiripad.Performers: Performed by the artists of the Kerala Kalamandalam: Raman Chakiar, Sivan Nambudiri, Narayana Chakiar, Kanaka Kumar, Krishna Kumar (actors-dancers) ; Shylaja Rajashekharan, Girija Vijayan (actresses-dancers-singers) ; Iswaran Unni, V.K. Hariharan, A.N. Hariharan (mizhavu drummers) ; Moses V. Narayanan Nambudiri (eddakka drummer) ; and others.Venue: Filmed on location at the Kuttambalam of the Kerala Kalamandalam, Cheruthuruthy, Kerala, India.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Language: In French.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (32 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionDocumentary on Kutiyattam, an ancient Indian dance-theater form that combines dance, pantomime, singing, music, and the declamation of verses in Sanskrit. Performance footage depicting episodes from the Ramayana, filmed in the Kuttambalam (a special theater pavilion in the temple complex), alternate with scenes of the actors' preparations: applying make-up in green, red, and other colors, each with symbolic significance; donning costumes; and rehearsing. The performances are preceded by rituals that reinforce the religious nature of the plays. The wide range of characters represented by the actors include the god Rama (an avatar of Vishnu) and his wife Sita; the monkeys Bali, Sugriva, and Hanuman; and the demon king Ravana. This documentary was entered in the Grand Prix International Vidéo Danse.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F338NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12528546Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6c5276a0-8c07-0135-4961-3fcae0aefea8
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